John Lineker has a fight with Alptekin Ozkilic at this Wednesday's UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Miller, but he also has another battle on his hands.
I'm fine with my weight now, I'm only 0,8 pound above of the divisional limit. Fortunately, we did a very good job with a lot of professionals: physician, nutritionist and physiologist. I'm sure that I'll be in the right weight with no problem. This first win is already mine
Lineker has struggled to make weight during his UFC tenure, missing weight on three occasions. The UFC has kept him around despite the weight struggles, mainly due to the lack of depth within the flyweight division and the fact that he's been pretty exciting in his victories.
The Brazilian was on a four-fight winning streak with three of those wins coming by way of TKO before running into Ali Bagautinov at UFC 169.
Lineker has the makings to be a star in the division if he can get his weight struggles under control. He's won his fair share of fights in exciting fashion, but the UFC won't tolerate the guessing game on weigh-in day if the results aren't there.
Hopefully, Lineker really does have his weight under control. The last thing he needs when facing Ozkilic, who will look to grind him down, is to tax his body even more in the sauna.